Transfer to UMass Amherst
Every year, we welcome more than 1,500 transfer students to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Transfer students are a highly valued group of students in our community, with each student bringing various experiences and perspectives to campus.
As a transfer student, your journey towards your degree has already begun and we look forward to helping you take the next step on your path to achieving your goals at UMass Amherst! We understand the process of transferring may seem like a mountainous task and we are here to make it as easy as possible.
Find Your Path
How many credits will you need to graduate from UMass Amherst? See which credits you can transfer, and how they will apply to to your degree.
How to Apply
Students who are completing an approved associate degree at a Massachusetts community college may be eligible to apply through the MassTransfer program. Other transfer students should apply through the Common Application.
Spring Application Deadline (Priority)
FAFSA Priority Deadline
Fall Application Deadline (Selective Majors)
Fall Application Deadline (Final)
Choosing a Major
You are required to select both a first- and second-choice major when you apply. We have nearly 100 to choose from, as well as a program to build your own major!
Schedule a Visit
We can't wait to meet you! Our student tour guides, admissions counselors, and academic partners are eager to answer your questions and guide you through the admissions process.
In-person gatherings are currently cancelled, but we're offering several online events where you can interact, ask questions, and learn all about the UMass Amherst experience.
Meet Your Transfer Counselor
Our Transfer Admissions team provides individualized advising on the admissions process and can make course recommendations for your schedule at your current institution as you prepare to transfer.
Kevin Van Develde
Contact Kevin if you are a current student at the following Massachusetts community colleges:
- Cape Cod
- Mount Wachusett
OR if you are NOT from a Massachusetts community college and your last name begins with A-K
Transfer Spotlight shines a light on people, places, and programs throughout the UMass campus that offer resources and support to help transfer students succeed.